Tips for Sustainable Summer Travel
As school years wind to an end, you may be starting to plan summer vacations. This year, make your summer travel as earth-friendly as possible, with these helpful green travel tips:
- Travel of any kind--cars, planes, or even
trains--creates carbon emissions that add to the harmful greenhouse gases in our
atmosphere, increasing the negative effects of climate change. Reduce your
impact by donating to a carbon offset fund. Seacology's
Carbon Offset Fund supports alternative energy and reforestation island
projects to offset your carbon emissions.
- If you are visiting a coastal area, make sure to
bring your sustainable
seafood guidelines, which list which species are overfished and endangered
and which are safe to eat.
- Reduce plastic waste on your trip by bringing
along a reusable water bottle and reusable bags.
- Endangered species can sometimes turn up in
meals or souvenirs--you don't want to accidentally bring home a keychain from a
loggerhead sea turtle! Familiarize yourself with the world's most endangered
species with the color photos and detailed information on ARKive.org.
- Get inspiration for exciting trip destinations
at Trazzler.com, a Seacology supporter
and leading travel website.
- Consider joining Seacology on our upcoming trip
where we will explore underwater coral reefs, shipwrecks, and visit a Seacology
project site. Above, the rainforest Seacology is protecting on Fefen Island in Chuuk.